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Biddeford Pool, Maine
United States
Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 39m 27s
Overall Rank = 182/251
Age Group = M2529
Age Group Rank = 16/18
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel with peanut butter, a coffee, and drank a few bottles of water.
Event warmup:

Got there very early to get a good parking spot and not have to take the shuttle. Set up my transition area then hung out on the beach in shock that I was about to do a triathlon. Started stretching at about 10:05 and got a good stretch in.
  • 09m 13s
  • 450 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

Was going well when I first got into the water, but I have a tendency to spit water out as I breath in, and since it was salt water that was not good. Unfortunately I never got into my normal stroke as I didn't want to suck in anymore water. So I swam 300 yards with my head out. Arms and legs were going well but with the head out form was poor. Overall I was happy, since it was my first one.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to not let water in while breathing during my swim. If that is eliminated I could have shaved off at least a minute or 2
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Got out of T1 pretty well for my 1st time. No socks and right into the sneakers worked and saved time. Next year I will ahve a better fitting suit and won't have a ton of water in the ankles.
What would you do differently?:

Get fitted and buy a wetsuit.
  • 52m
  • 14.7 miles
  • 16.96 mile/hr

Thrilled with my bike as I kept an avg mph higher than I have ever had. Frustrated at first getting passed a lot, but this is my first race and have only been riding for 3 weeks is all I kept saying. Passed a few people and played leap frog with others. That was AWESOME! Just had a blast today.
What would you do differently?:

Get better over time and buy some aerobars!
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

In and out very quick, since I had running shoes on just a quick rack and helmet off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, brush feet off in T1 instead of during the run on the course.
  • 35m 47s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 11m 11s  min/mile

Get better at running. Although I hadn't ran for 2 weeks because of a sore knee, but finished well. And I set a PR maybe for my next 5k I'll go ride 14 miles before hand.
What would you do differently?:

Just get better at running and find my pace to push myself without killing myself.
Post race
Warm down:

Quick stretch, beer, food, and waters.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just being new and only training for 4 weeks. I did this to prove to myself I can do it and get a starting time to knock down next year.

Event comments:

Awesome first race. Great people and awesome volunteers! Triathletes are the greatest people!!

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Last updated: 2009-09-14 12:00 AM
00:09:13 | 450 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Average
Suit: Akona
Course: Counter clockwise rectangle.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:52:00 | 14.7 miles | 16.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat course with minor rolling hills. Beautiful views and nice route.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:35:47 | 03.2 miles | 11m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Average
Course: Awesome run, pretty flat but great route along the ocean.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-26 8:36 PM

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Simsbury, CT
Subject: Mainiac

2009-09-27 8:16 AM
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Midcoast Maine
Subject: RE: Mainiac
Congratulations! I am so glad you had a great time and were able to finish...what are your plans next?
2009-09-27 8:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Mainiac
Congratulations, Nice Job Triathlete!  I found your number on the registration board and walked by your transition area a few times pre-race to say Hi, your stuff was there but you must have been wandering around too so we didn't connect.  Great day for a race, and I think that particular race is a good one for newer triathletes.  It's a race I'm going to repeat next year for sure.
2009-09-27 8:00 PM
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Surrey BC Canada
Subject: RE: Mainiac

Very good time for your first tri also for a 5k pb in a tri is excellent congrats triathlete

2009-09-29 8:56 AM
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Simsbury, CT
Subject: RE: Mainiac
Itsallrelative... I am training now to get ready for Timberman HIM next year. Seeing if I can take it on.

Mainer wish I saw you I was a wondering idiot that day! Looks like you had a hell of a race though.
2009-10-01 3:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Mainiac
Congratulations!  Nice finish! 

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